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Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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Why confiscation is unlikely

Overdrive's Wendy Parker: "Here is a very basic, bare bones answer to the question of what process is required to make a change in the Bill of Rights: It's not easy to do."

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Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

New Jersey resident William Smith weighs in on the need for more accurate clearance signs in NYC and calls for operators to join him in pressing Congress.

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Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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Readers: More gun restriction won’t help

Nine out of ten Overdrive readers either favor the status quo on official gun control or call for fewer restrictions on ownership.

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Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

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Reader: Government deserves some thanks

"The public needs trucks and truckers, and truckers need what the public pays for. The public will is expressed through government, not talk radio." --Jim Mesthene of Waltham, Mass.

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Government and jobs: Guiding hand? Or hands off?

Readers weigh in on our September issue hot-button question: What role should the federal government have in job creation?

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